Andrew Skier, founder and chief trial counsel of Skier & Associates will attend the National Conference of Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel District Representatives March 4-5 in San Francisco, CA. This will mark the fifth year that Mr. Skier will represent Alabama’s Middle Judicial District at this national gathering.
This annual gathering is the meeting in which community lawyers who represent indigent criminal defendants in US District and Circuit courts gather to discuss issues unique to this kind of practice, strategies for most effectively represent their clients, and compare notes on challenges unique to their districts.
CJA lawyers are lawyers not employed by the government who are approved by the Court to accept appointments to represent those accused of violations of Federal law. Mr. Skier represents the approximately 30 members of the Middle District CJA panel. He is currently serving his second consecutive 3-year term as CJA Panel Representative.